BRISBANE TO ADELAIDE
Departing Brisbane, you’ll travel south into the rolling hills of New South Wales before indulging in an incredible beachside dining experience in Coffs Harbour. Meander through the historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley, visit the picturesque town of Newcastle, or explore the beautiful Port Stephens area. Take a road trip to the Great Ocean Road to see unforgettable natural wonders such as the Twelve Apostles or enjoy wine tasting and time to wander the Geelong waterfront. Then journey through the charming Adelaide Hills before arriving into Adelaide.
HIGHLIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS
- 4 days/ 3 nights aboard the Great Southern
- All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
- A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
- Off Train Experiences at Coffs Harbour, the Hunter Region (Hunter Valley, Port Stephens or Newcastle) and Victoria (Great Ocean Road or Geelong)
Day 1: BRISBANE AND COFFS HARBOUR
After setting off from Brisbane, enjoy lunch on board and a relaxing afternoon settling in to your private cabin before arriving at the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. As the sun dips beneath the horizon, enjoy a unique beachside dinner where you’ll feast on local produce and fresh seafood matched with fine wines, while the waves lap at the shore nearby. After a few leisurely hours, you’ll reboard the train and set off for the night.
Day 2: HUNTER VALLEY, PORT STEPHENS OR NEWCASTLE
Start the day with a hearty breakfast on board before setting off for a full day of Off Train Excursions. Today you get to choose your own adventure with your choice of the Hunter Valley, Newcastle or Port Stephens.
Hunter Valley Wine Region: Meander through the picturesque and historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley, where you can sample wines from both world-renowned brands and boutique cellar doors. Your day will include cellar door experiences, winery tours and a sumptuous lunch.
Port Stephens by Land and Sea: Select to either travel to Nelson Bay and enjoy a relaxing cruise taking in the beauty of the Bay and the areas history. Alternatively, head to Stockton Bight Sand Dunes where you’ll explore the beach by 4WD van, stopping to hunt for pippies and driving to the tops of sand dunes. After your morning excursions, relax and enjoy magnificent views as lunch is served at Shoal Bay.
Newcastle Explorer: Take in spectacular coastal views and discover Newcastle’s unique blend of old and new with a guided walking tour and sumptuous lunch . Finish the day with a visit to Strzelecki Lookout and free time to discover the buzzing region.
In the evening, return to the train to enjoy a regionally-inspired meal prepared on board before retiring for the night.
Day 3: GREAT OCEAN ROAD OR THE MOORABOOL VALLEY AND GEELONG
After enjoying breakfast on board, you can choose to take a road trip to the Great Ocean Road or a relaxed afternoon in the Moorabool Valley and Geelong Waterfront.
Wonders of the Great Ocean Road: After bunch on board, set off on a road trip by coach through regional Victoria to the Great Ocean Road to see unforgettable highlights such as the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge or London Bridge, majestic collections of crumbling pillars rising from the Southern Ocean. On the return journey to Inverleigh Station, enjoy dinner and drinks at a heritage homestead in regional Victoria.
Wine and Waterfront: after brunch on board, set off to enjoy wine tasting and stunning views at a regional Victorian vineyard before heading to the Geelong Waterfront. Set your own pace by wandering along the foreshore discovering public art and history such as the Pier, Eastern Beach and Baywalk Bollards or just sit and soak up the sights and sounds of the foreshore. Finish the day with dinner and wine tasting before returning to the train that night.
Once you’re back on board, head to the lounge car to enjoy a nightcap and chat with friends or simply return to your cabin to unwind before heading to bed.
Optional upgrade available: Twelve Apostles Scenic Flight.
Note: Travel time to the Great Ocean Road is approximately 2hrs each way. Due to peak tourist season and potential traffic restrictions the stops along the Great Ocean Road may vary from week to week and we are unable to guarantee visits to specific landmarks.
Day 4: ARRIVE ADELAIDE
As the train journeys through the charming Adelaide Hills, enjoy your last breakfast on board before arriving into Adelaide and the end of your Great Southern train journey.
Note that all excursions are subject to change and capacity limits apply. Itineraries will vary.